15 days in Switzerland, Italy & Greece Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Rome
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly to Santorini, Bus to Oia
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Bus to Santorini, Fly to Athens
Athens, Greece
— 1 day
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Groningen


Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stop by Confiserie Sprungli, then get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhine Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Groningen, The Netherlands to Zurich is an approximately 14-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Groningen in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip

Lucerne, Switzerland — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke).

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne day trip planning app.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.
Nature · Parks · Museums

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland — 1 night

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the views at Lotschental Valley, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then stop by Swiss Made Shop Wengen. Keep things going the next day: trek along North face Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen journey maker site.

You can drive from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, and then trek along Lagustelli di Percile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Villaggio Bushi Adventure.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Lauterbrunnen to Rome. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure
Side Trips

Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally learn something new at Maneggio Guelfi Neri - Passeggiate a cavallo nel chianti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then pedal to the sights with Tuscany MTB Guide, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.
Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Classes
Side Trips

Venice, Italy — 2 nights

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 27th (Tue), explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planning website.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Venice sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.
Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

Oia, Greece — 2 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 29th (Thu), explore the galleries of Mnemossyne Gallery, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and then do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Oia trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Venice to Oia in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Venice in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 70°F in Oia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.
Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks
Side Trips

Athens, Greece — 1 day

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Athens online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Oia to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums

Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.